19 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

19 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

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19 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Overton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Monterey
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London


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1
night
Overton

Overton ©
Overton is an Unincorporated Town located in Clark County, Nevada. To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Overton trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Overton is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Overton. When traveling from London in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Overton: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Overton

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Mouse's Tank ©
Mouse's Tank
Lost City Museum ©
Lost City Museum

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The LINQ Promenade and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Gun Garage and Titanic. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online day trip planner .

Drive from Overton to Las Vegas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Elizabeth Lake. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's more to do: get curious at Exploratorium.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Safari West, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon holiday planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Carmel River State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Pfeiffer State Beach, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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